Donor Stories

  • U of I NROTC Gift Memberships

    Digital-media entrepreneur and author Christopher P. Michel of San Francisco has agreed to underwrite Institute memberships for midshipmen in the NROTC unit at the University of Illinois for the next several years.  A former naval flight officer, Chris received his commission through this...

  • Former Prof of Naval Science Sponsors Gift...

    I am confident that the newly commissioned ensigns from Marquette will benefit from membership in the Institute,” Dave says.  “As these young men and women begin their naval careers, I want them to have the same advantages that USNI membership brought me.  The Institute is...

    David Chomeau, a retired St. Louis insurance executive
  • In His Own Words: John T. Pigott

    I thoroughly enjoy Proceedings and Naval History magazines.  The continuation of their robust health is a major reason why I have, over many years, given as generously to the Naval Institute as I could—and will continue to do so.  I might add that in 1944 I was a commissioning...

    John T. Pigott
  • Giving the Gift of Membership

    Chris, You're a professional warrior now, in the 2nd year of at least a 10-year career. This publication will help keep you keep current in your chosen profession with respect to weapons, strategy, tactics, and personnel issues. Knowledge is power. Beat Army! Dad

  • In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas

    The Navy and all it stands for remain an important part of my life.  I have been a Life Member of the Naval Instiute for 40 years.  Supporting the USNI mission, financially and in other ways, is something I care about deeply.  And thinking now of the Institute’s rich and...

    Alexander Brast Thomas
  • In Their Own Words – Joseph Callo

    One cannot learn how important our Navy is while watching the nightly news, and that is exactly why the Naval Institute Foundation is so important.  It supports the kind of intellectual exploration of naval and maritime matters that is lacking elsewhere.  The Foundation is not just a...

    Joseph Callo
  • Grateful to Serve

    “Grateful to serve my God and Country in the nuclear Navy. Go Nuke!”

    Alan Park
    United States Navy
  • A Mother’s Support of her Marine Son: Going...

    Now, more than ever, there is a critical place for an organization such as the Naval Institute that encourages debate on all sides of an issue.  I decided to further support [my son’s] career choice in one of the few ways available to me—by making a gift to the Institute. ...

    Ruth Ann Raup
  • Naval Photos

    Thanks to the USNI I was able to purchase photos of the ships my Dad served on during his 10+ years of Naval Service.

    Kevin Johnson

The 1873 Society 2005

The 1873 Society -- 2005
  • Mr. Alfred M. Cady III
  • Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.), and Captain Sally McElwreath, USNR (Ret.)
  • Mr. John H. Fullmer
  • Mr. Robert E. Hanrahan, Jr.
  • J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation
  • Mr. Michael A. Howland
  • The Honorable Paul R. Ignatius
  • Mr. Clarence G. Leggett*
  • The Honorable Robert C. McCormack
  • Rosa Laird McDonald, CBE
  • Mr. Christopher P. Michel
  • Edward and Joyce Miller
  • Barbara Garrett Nelson, M.D.
  • Mr. P. X. O'Neill
  • Dr. Edgar F. Puryear, Jr.
  • The John J. Schiff Family
  • Colonel Willard B. Snyder, USAR (Ret.)
  • Mr. Joseph K. Taussig III
  • Mr. Jack C. Taylor
  • Stephen and Sandra Waters
  • Mr. Everett P. Weaver
  • Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, USMC (Ret.)
  • * Deceased


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